New MP for Kaikoura

National's Stuart Smith wins a decisive victory

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Teen cleared of rape

A Marlborough teenager has been cleared on charges of rape and indecent assault.

Makos bite woeful Lions

James Lowe 6:38pm Tasman comfortably prevail 42-20 in capital as things go from bad to worse for a still winless Wellington outfit.

Movie star moment on ferry

Hollywood star Michael Fassbender was spotted by fans on the ferry from Wellington to Picton yesterday.

Brawl blamed on Nelson gang

A fight that broke out in the middle of Picton ended with a woman wielding a baseball bat and an off-duty police officer called in to calm things down.

Multiple failings found

A frail pensioner died at Wairau Hospital after his third fall in five days, Coroner's Court hears.

New owner for River Queen

Peter Makin English couple Peter and Sandra Makin have sold their beloved boat and business, Marlborough River Queen, after six years of ups and downs on the Opawa River.

Judgment day after long campaign

Tomorrow is election day and by Sunday, Marlborough will have a new MP representing the district.

New rates bills to sting

Colin King backs challenger to win

Tessa-Jane Power

Head girls remember 70s formals

Do-it-yourself hairdos and dresses your mother made were part and parcel of preparing for formals past.

Teams line up for historic season

Queen Charlotte Relay It's time to seek out the gloves, bats and peaked caps- the 2014-15 softball season is nearly upon us and Peter Jones previews the forthcoming activities.

Makos wary of wounded Lions

After seeing off one dangerous NPC rugby opponent in Invercargill on Wednesday, Tasman face another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.

Coach sees Falcons soaring higher

It's all about the spirit of the game

Queen Charlotte Relay

Queen Charlotte Relay popular as ever

Forty-three teams will contest tomorrow's annual Queen Charlotte Relay - one of the country's oldest road relays still run on a public highway.

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Something to sprout about

Sango and chicken rice paper rolls Those little feathery sprouts usually sold in packets at your supermarket are highly nutritious.

Everyone loves a crafty drop

Before I head off on my travels I'd like to bring you up to date on a few interesting bits of brewing news.

Wines with the wow factor

Grape expectations

Paul MajoR

Living the dream

The yacht Bella Via has been a regular visitor to the Marlborough Sounds. Skipper Paul Major writes about sailing from Canada to New Zealand and places in between.

NZ at mercy of news bias

Blenheim businessman Hugh Steadman poses some questions on the way international events are being interpreted.

Letters to the editor

The environment, the election and education are among the talking points in today's letters to the editor.

Strong Kaikoura voice pledged

Letters to the editor

Planet Key

Election laws off-key

Electioneering law in this country continues to cause mystification.

New owner for River Queen

Peter Makin English couple Peter and Sandra Makin have sold their beloved boat and business, Marlborough River Queen, after six years of ups and downs on the Opawa River.

Blenheim retirement village mulls merger

Blenheim's Ashwood Park Retirement Village will consider a proposal next month to merge with 18 other retirement villages throughout the country.

Merger could put ABs in the black

Bid to subdivide land by airfield


Bad timing for business awards

Annual Marlborough Chamber of Commerce business awards pushed back due to lack of entries.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from September 9.

Community calendar

A round-up of community events for the week ahead.

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week.

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Youth to get jazzy

Sponsored content by Marlborough 4 Fun - the 2014 Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival begins August 6.

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